d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2012


SKU 12839


Dark brooding fruit is apparent on the nose with earth, spice and dried herbs. The palate is round and luscious with an attractive black olive and sage character persistent throughout the palate. This wine has fantastic fruit weight, with great supporting tannin and balanced acidity. It still looks very youthful and should easily cellar for the next ten years.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastThere's only 7% Viognier in this blend but it shows, lifting the aromas of green veg, orange rind and plum sauce with some welcome floral tones. It's got the d'Arenberg stamp of approachability: appealing tangy fruit and plenty of interesting secondary characters, but it's lacking the label's usual softness and, for the moment anyway, the oak is on the chunky side and the tannins a little chewy.

Christina Pickard, August 1, 2018

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